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White Album Lovers...Anyone?
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I’m just hoping to win a big Lottery before the bidding ends….. apple01apple02heart

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No, it doesn’t say that, @Ahhh Girl.

It says each country that pressed it started with their own No.0000001:

Each country numbered its own pressing, starting at No 0000001.

However, this also isn’t quite accurate. It was actually each pressing plant used that started from 1. In the UK, EMI only used their own pressing plant at Hayes in Middlesex, which was the first to press the album, and produced the only UK #1.

Somewhere like the US used at least four different pressing plants, and so — theoretically — there could be four US #1s. And this counts for different countries who pressed their own copies.

However, there has to be a caveat to that. Whilst it is assumed that all foreign pressings began with their own #1, there has never been any evidence of very low numbers from foreign pressing plants. I think there was a #7 sold a few years ago, but low numbers appear far less than you’d expect if every pressing plant started at No.0000001.

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I will trust you on this one RN. I get what you are saying, but the way the information is presented in the article still confuses me.

For RN:

(Which door number at Gambier Terrace are we supposed to be looking at? LOL. I know to trust you.)

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EDIT: LOL, ewe2! Great minds…

And #0000001 closed for a stonking $790k! I think @Ron Nasty puts that quite well, I wonder why people aren’t trying to move more lower-numbered regional versions, perhaps they haven’t reached the threshold of a good auction yet. I think this one might have helped raise the level a bit. George’s Gretsch went for $179k. And the babies cover went for $25k! He was selling a bunch of his gold records too, must have really needed a clear-out a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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The Beatles is my favorite Beatles album of all time.

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I very much like this album because it’s very easy to listen to no matter what mood you’re in. I often find it disturbing to listen to Please Please Me when i’m really tired or to have Sgt Pepper casually play in the background while doing chores. But this album is always great! No matter if I’m aren’t paying attention or if I really listen for every little sound in every song, it’s always listenable. Needles to say, this is my favourite album.

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White Album all day, every day.  Sure it has some of the weakest Beatles songs on it, but as a total package, it is by far the best.  And besides, the bad songs have grown on me.a-hard-days-night-john-1

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The only White Album hater that I can think of that likes The Beatles is Hank Hill (in one episode he claims that he liked them until they “blew their brains out in India” AKA he likes their music from Meet The Beatles to Magical Mystery Tour (Considering he is an American born in 1956, saying Meet The Beatles makes a lot more sense than Please Please Me ), but after they went to India to meet up with the Mariashi and started disrespecting the US military, he lost interest). The only flaw with this album is the depressing ending. I would bet my soul that they would’ve sold at least 1 million more copies if they removed Revolution 9 and Good Night and ended with Hey Jude .

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ewe2 said

Ahhh Girl said
EDIT: LOL, ewe2! Great minds…

And #0000001 closed for a stonking $790k!

You’re kidding me, You can buy a decent house or a vinyl record. I’d expect people to pay less for a flawless on the inside and outside factory sealed 1st state butcher signed by all 4 beatles that is VGA graded and a complete copy of London After Midnight, but somebody actually practically sold their house for this. I understand value and rarity, but this is outrageous. It reminds me of how someone payed thousands of dollars for a Nintendo World Championships gold cartridge. I wouldn’t spend over $10 on a vinyl record.

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I like it more than I used to but I find it difficult to listen to the whole thing (it being a Dubble Albumtross and all). Still don’t quite see why this can be people’s favourite when Revolver exists a-hard-days-night-george-10 but whatever turns your table. a-hard-days-night-paul-8 

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MrBig said
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emmybear said:

My uncle thinks the White Album is bad, and my dad doesn’t like over half the songs on it a-hard-days-night-ringo-6, so I was just curios if ANYONE besides me thinks The White Album is at least in the top 3 of The Beatles best albums they ever made?


 

1.) Your uncle is wrong.

2.) Your dad has a bad taste.

3.) The White Album is the most diverse album on the highest level ever made. It never gets boring (apart from “Revolution 9 ” obviously, which is a pure Yoko/John egomaniac-thing).

It has some of their sweetest, most beautiful ballads (Blackbird , Mother Nature’s Son , I will, Julia ), some of their funniest, most lighthearted songs (Obladi, Back In The USSR , Bungalow Bill, Honey Pie , Savoy Truffle ) as well as some of their most melancholic stuff (While My Guitar Gently Weeps , Dear Prudence , Cry Baby Cry , Yer Blues ), definitely their hardest rockers (Helter Skelter , Everybody’s got something to hide…, Why don’t we do it in the road), one of their most complex songs (Happiness Is A Warm Gun ) and practically NO filler, as usual with The Beatles.

 

I listen to Abbey Road more frequently, but I always love to discover all the greatness of the White Album again and again.


Revolution 9 is good for me, since I love avant-garde music. But yeah, your dad is wrong.  

Yeah, he’s wrong.

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Well, uh, TWA. Hmm. Post-MopTops, Post-Paisley & Incense…the vinyl siding was stripped off the castle to reveal a couple garages and dive bars, with a little cabin in the back. It was towards the end of the party. It was right after India when being at One with the Universe looked a whole lot better than belonging to the boys’ club they’d known since high school. They felt as though all obligations were done but came back to “business”. It was such a struggle, two walked out and came back reluctantly. It was so tense, even the engineer walked out.

And yet, as Paul said, “Sod off, it’s The White Album “! There was a synergy there that has YET to be recaptured, no matter how hard “The Industry” has tried to invent it.

I wouldn’t change a second of The White Album , (tho I could have done without the horns in Savoy Truffle ). Nobody ‘out here’ knew of any troubles. It was before internet and confessional social media clubs. You bought it, you were amazed once again, up to and including  CryBabyCry – Take Me Back – #9 and GoodNight.  The F-Bomb was dropped all over the world. OMFG! WTF? They’ve F’d with us again and won! Yeah. We were dirty and sweaty as the album that ran us from the USSR to a nightmarish surrealistic landscape and finally tucked us into bed like Winkin & Blinkin & Nod, with a kiss on the forehead from Ringo as the last notes faded.

The White Album . Yeah. Sod off, ya wankers! Go dissect something else. Seriously. LOL!

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The Beatles was at the bottom of my favorite albums list until recently. Closer listening opened up my ears to some of their greatest (and yes, worst) songs. I started really listening to songs like I’m So Tired and I Will . Even Revolution 9 got some love from me after I heard the 10 minute Revolution bootleg, and it started making some sense. 

What gets me is how some of the songs on The White Album by John & Paul heavily influence their later solo material.

It still doesn’t pass Revolver and Rubber Soul on my list, but it’s moving on up,

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Why did people start calling this the White Album ?

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@Starr Shine? said
Why did people start calling this the White Album ?  

Probably because calling it “The Beatles” got confusing.  While I love calling this album by it’s real name, I find myself just calling it the “White Album ” in conversation to avoid confusion.

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William Shears Campbell said

@Starr Shine? said
Why did people start calling this the White Album ?  

Probably because calling it “The Beatles” got confusing.  While I love calling this album by it’s real name, I find myself just calling it the “White Album ” in conversation to avoid confusion.  

Didn’t some people call it “the double album” too?  I remember I read that somewhere.  I just call it “The White Album “.  That’s more or less it’s official name at this point.

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Mine is called: The Ring Wear with Some Brown Marks on White Album .

  I don’t think I would put this album in my top three or even my top five, but I don’t hate it. I do enjoy the listen though. It’s a different atmosphere and it has sheer volume of different types of tracks. I always feel incomplete if I don’t listen to it all together or in order.  Other albums are a quicker listen for me and I like that about them.

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I love the White Album . I enjoy the diversity. The vinyl my parents had has long gone. I don’t even remember the number. I think it went with my dad when they divorced and he moved out and it disappeared after that.

 

And why would people call it “The White Album “? ‘Cause it’s… white! Haha! It’s probably because it was just easier and less confusing than calling it “The Beatles”. Much like Metallica’s Black Album “Metallica”,  you know?

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I can’t remember who said this and where it was on the forum, but I thought it really described the White Album well, so I’m gonna say it here.

The White Album has so much diversity that you can really listen to it and enjoy it no matter what mood you’re in.  While some albums are super happy and are annoying when you’re sad, and others are sad and are very downing when you’re happy, the White Album has everything.

I’ve listened to this album a bunch and after I read that, I thought it really described what I liked about the White Album .

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William Shears Campbell said
I can’t remember who said this and where it was on the forum, but I thought it really described the White Album well, so I’m gonna say it here.

The White Album has so much diversity that you can really listen to it and enjoy it no matter what mood you’re in.  While some albums are super happy and are annoying when you’re sad, and others are sad and are very downing when you’re happy, the White Album has everything.

I’ve listened to this album a bunch and after I read that, I thought it really described what I liked about the White Album .  

Just about two years ago, in my former incarnation on BB as “Funny Paper”, I described the White Album as:

“a wondrously luxuriating garden full of bypaths and stone gnomes and gurgling piscines overshrouded by ivy”

Other Beatles albums seem more tidy and manicured, even though of course they are great in their own way.  The only album that comes close in that sense of diversity is Abbey Road , though the metaphor I would use for that album is more of a marvelous machine of amazingly diverse moving parts.

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